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First Year Experience at SUNY Canton

Do you want to know all the ins and outs of being a SUNY Canton student? Do you want to know how to be successful in college and in your future career? We are here to help you do just that!

FYEP 101 is dedicated to guiding first year students to plan for and achieve career, educational, and academic goals for college and for life. We will provide you with the tools necessary to navigate college life smoothly. FYEP will:

  • facilitate your transition into college life
  • introduce you to the wide range of campus activities and opportunities to enhance learning and personal growth
  • establish positive relationships with campus personnel both in and out of the classroom
  • empower you to develop responsibility and independence

How does FYE help me?

FYEP 101 instructors will be one of your campus "go-to" people for your many questions and needs as you transition to being a successful college-level learner. We will encourage you to be a part of the campus culture and will support you to be the best college student you choose to be. You are in charge of your destiny in college, but that doesn't mean that you have to blaze the trail all on your own. Again, we are here to help!

What will I learn in FYEP 101?

Do you know what career you want, what education level you need to get there, and what classes to take here to graduate (including course sequencing and General Education requirements)? We will utilize group work, discussion, lecture, and technology to teach you exactly what you need to know to be successful.
You will also learn the following. You may think you already know some of this content, but in reality, college brings new meaning to these topics:

  • available campus resources
  • academic skills
  • time and attention management
  • taking care of your money and your health
  • introductory research skills
  • advising and course registration process

Are You a Faculty or Staff Member Interested in Teaching a Section of FYEP 101?

We love to hear about new topic proposals! If you are interested in submitting a proposal for next fall, please contact Sharon Tavernier to discuss.


FYEP Waivers

Many of our majors and some support programs require students complete FYEP 101 during their first year.  Transfer students with 24 credits or more, students who accumulated 24 credits prior to 2013 or those that took the pre-cursor courses BASK 051 or 060 are automatically exempt from taking FYEP 101.  Students who feel they have additional extenuating circumstances that should be allowed to waive FYEP 101 should first consult with their faculty advisors to determine on a case by case basis.  Advisors can submit petitions via DegreeWorks to request the waiver.  

Advising & First Year Programs
Miller Campus Center 224
Canton, NY 13617

Mon - Fri. 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fax: 315-386-7980